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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #150 on: December 19, 2016, 07:56:04 PM »
Got this for $500.

Dang, sounds like you got a hell of a deal considering the price of the CPU and GPU alone  nearly make up the total price! Nice build!
You want me to give a timeframe? haha I'd have more luck predicting the end of the world.

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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #151 on: December 19, 2016, 08:00:56 PM »
Got this for $500.

Dang, sounds like you got a hell of a deal considering the price of the CPU and GPU alone nearly make up the total price! Nice build!
Yea I work at a place with many spare parts and I went and said "I'll give you 500 if I can build a pc" took time as I had no idea on building PC's before this so it was a good experience and I got a pc out of it :P.



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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #152 on: January 15, 2017, 08:46:27 AM »
Introduction

[How to] Building your own gaming PC?

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First and foremost, I am not going to be giving a detailed 'How To' on making a gaming PC. Hence the question mark in the topic name, this is more or less a way to learn how to optimally make your own gaming PC. With help from others, and what I can provide, I am going to try and build my very own. This is more of a query topic, to help myself find the best way to make my gaming/personal computer rig. I also want to help others who may be in need of some assistance on building their own PC. This is an off shoot of Agy's topic, only mine will be for personal use and gaming. We're going to gather the best information/tips from others that we can compile to better help build a PC. I will provide simple ways to begin, because building a PC can seem overwhelming. But I found out, through various sources, that it's quite simple. It's almost HARD to mess it up, if you know what you want and need. Below I will explain the basic functional gaming computer components you will need. From there, you can expand on it with your own information, or help from others. I want this to be a discussion and help topic, as well as a learning experience for everyone. I eventually want this topic to transform into a [How To] that works for everyone. Hope you enjoy!

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Basic Components

From here on out I will name the functioning pieces you will need to assemble your very own PC. The point AFTER this is which brand, how much you use, and what it is for. Mostly this will be for gaming for me, so I am thinking with that in mind. Anyway, without further ado here are the components and what they do:

  • CPU- (Central Processing Unit) The key component of a computer system, which contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute program instructions.
  • CPU Cooler- A device that draws heat away from a CPU chip and other hot-running chips such as a graphics processor (GPU). (I believe this can be optional, unless you are over clocking something.)
  • Motherboard- The motherboard is the main circuit board of your computer and is also known as the main board or logic board. Attached to the motherboard, you'll find the CPU, ROM, memory RAM expansion slots, PCI slots, and USB ports. It also includes controllers for devices like the hard drive, DVD drive, keyboard, and mouse. Basically, the motherboard is what makes everything in your computer work together.
  • RAM- (Random Access Memory) The primary working memory in a computer, used for the temporary storage of programs and data and in which the data can be accessed directly and modified.
  • Hard Drive- A high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a read-write mechanism plus one or more hard disks, inside a sealed unit. Also called hard disk drive.
  • Graphics Card- A printed circuit board that controls the output to a display screen.
  • Case- A computer case also known as a computer chassis, tower, system unit, cabinet, base unit or simply case, is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer (usually excluding the display, keyboard and mouse).
  • Power Supply- Also called a power supply unit or PSU, the component that supplies power to a computer.
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SSD- (Solid State Drive) a storage device containing nonvolatile flash memory, used in place of a hard disk because of its much greater speed.

This is all you will need to build your own computer. From here it gets tricky as far as what to buy, what parts work well with others, etc. Basically personal preference, or others personal experience are needed. But only for folks like myself, whom have NEVER built a computer and need tips. This also goes for others that need help to. So, now we begin solving the issue, and learning new things in the mean time. And if you'd like, even talk about your own past projects. How you build them, or what you recommend for beginners, let's make this a wonderful discussion into PC building!

This helped a lot, thanks jack!

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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #153 on: January 15, 2017, 04:30:31 PM »
This helped a lot, thanks jack!
No problem. Just trying to learn and get better at building my rig. Just like others. Glad it helped. :)

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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #154 on: December 26, 2018, 08:48:58 AM »
Heya guys!

So Iím in the process of building myself a new PC. Iíve bought an MSI Gaming Motherboard (Z270 Gaming Plus). Over the next few months I aim to have my PC created. Itís my birthday in mid March so Iím hoping that around about then Iíll have finished making it.

Just thought Iíd make a post here as I am very excited about it!!

Cheers,
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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #155 on: February 13, 2019, 02:15:20 AM »
Keep us posted. I'm still trying to get my rig together. Many life events have postponed my very first hand built gaming PC.

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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #156 on: March 12, 2019, 04:15:07 AM »
Okay so a bit of an update.

Itís my birthday and Iíve received a few things. First itís worth noting that I changed the motherboard for and MSI H310M PRO-VH. Iíve revived and Intel i3 8th Gen LGA1151 core (quad core 3.6ghz) along with and LGA1151 CPU cooler.

Edit:

I've just purchased and 8gb stick of DDR4 RAM (Later on I'll uograde to 16gb) along with a 240gb SSD.

The only things I have left on the list are my PSU, GPU, Case and a Few extra fans couldn't hurt
« Last Edit: March 12, 2019, 05:16:01 AM by TheDestinedCrab »
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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #157 on: March 12, 2019, 03:34:12 PM »
Okay so a bit of an update.

Itís my birthday and Iíve received a few things. First itís worth noting that I changed the motherboard for and MSI H310M PRO-VH. Iíve revived and Intel i3 8th Gen LGA1151 core (quad core 3.6ghz) along with and LGA1151 CPU cooler.

Edit:

I've just purchased and 8gb stick of DDR4 RAM (Later on I'll uograde to 16gb) along with a 240gb SSD.

The only things I have left on the list are my PSU, GPU, Case and a Few extra fans couldn't hurt
You shouldnt need to many fans for the i3, what gpu do you plan on getting?

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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #158 on: March 14, 2019, 05:48:46 AM »
32GB DDR3
in your opinion would you rather have say 8 or 16 gb of ddr4 rather than 32 of ddr3?

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Re: [How to] Building your own gaming PC?
« Reply #159 on: March 14, 2019, 09:22:00 AM »
I've just purchased and 8gb stick of DDR4 RAM (Later on I'll uograde to 16gb) along with a 240gb SSD.

If your motherboard has 4 slots then you're better off with 4 x 4gb.

2 x 4gb is also better than 1 x 8gb.

Unless you only have 2 slots and plan on running 2 x 8gb eventually.

in your opinion would you rather have say 8 or 16 gb of ddr4 rather than 32 of ddr3?

Other than ddr4 having higher clock speeds there's not a massive difference. It's arguable whether the typical end user would notice any difference at all.

But... that's irrelevant as they're not 'backwards compatible' You can't use ddr3 in a ddr4 motherboard or ddr4 in a ddr3 motherboard. So any comparisons would also involve different motherboards and processors.